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Friday, July 21, 2017

Werner Weiss

Yesterland: Food Rocks

The entertainers of Food Rocks are fruits, vegetables, dairy products, a basket of treats, a fish, a sandwich, kitchen tools, bags of junk food—and even food packaging.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Food Rocks   When you...

Yesterland: Taste Pilots’ Grill

Grab a table inside this airfield hangar repurposed as an eatery. Pretend you’re at a hangout for test pilots, with mementos of their accomplishment decorating this utilitarian space.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Taste Pilots’...

Plaza Pavilion

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, Yesterland takes you back to a restaurant that was there on opening day. Welcome to the Plaza Pavilion, a buffeteria-style restaurant.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Plaza...

House of the Future, LEGO Edition

Today’s unusual Yesterland article is about a plastic house inspired by a plastic house. Yesterland reader Andy Baird shares his LEGO model of the iconic Mid-century landmark.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: House of the...

Yesterland: America on Parade

Happy Birthday to the United States of America! At Yesterland, it’s been 200 years since the nation’s founding in 1776. Happy 4th of July from Yesterland. Enjoy this updated article.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE:...

Yesterland: The Largest Ceramic Mural in the World

The colorful art “mountains” on either side of the main gate aren’t painted. They are magnificent ceramic murals. In fact, you’re between the two halves of the largest ceramic mural in the world.   Read the...

Yesterland: Maelstrom

A voice with a distinct Norwegian accent intones, “You are not the first to pass this way, nor shall you be the last. Those who seek the spirit of Norway face peril and adventure—but...

Yesterland: Superstar Limo Exterior

Before you ride Superstar Limo, take a look at the façade. It’s a cartoonish collection of Los Angeles landmarks.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Superstar Limo Exterior   When you are done reading, please leave your comments...

Yesterland: Orange Stinger

Yesterland's Orange Stinger article adds new, rare photos. When the Orange Stinger first opened, each guest sat in a whimsical seat that looked like a yellow-and-black bee abdomen, with bee wings and legs on...

Yesterland: Alpine Gardens

Welcome to Alpine Gardens, a quiet corner of Yesterland. According to your park guide booklet, the name of the souvenir stand here is Souvenir Stand, offering “a large selection of Disneyland mementos.”   Read the YESTERLAND...

The Old Mill at Storybook Land

You’re in a Dutch canal boat at Yesterland, so it’s fitting that you’re cruising past Dutch windmills. Your skipper delivers a live spiel: “On the left are the three Dutch windmills.”   Read the YESTERLAND article...

Reminders of Disneyland’s Past, Part 2

The conclusion of this two-parter has more actual remnants of the past, tributes by Disney’s Imagineers, and examples of creative recycling. The research and text are from Chris Strodder. Werner Weiss added photos.   Read the...

Reminders of Disneyland’s Past, Part 1

This article includes actual remnants of the past, tributes by Disney’s Imagineers, and examples of creative recycling. The research and text are from Chris Strodder. Werner Weiss added a photo in front of each...

Yesterland: Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Main Street and the Castle

Back in 2009, Yesterland ran a series of “Disneyland Then and Now” articles comparing Disneyland photos from the 1950s to similar photos in 2009. This year, Werner Weiss went back to the same locations...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 4 of 4

Yesterland takes a closer look at the final 11 “Insane Facts” about Disneyland in Part 4 of this 4-part series. According to MSN (Microsoft Network), “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the...

Book Review: The Disneyland Book of Lists

The Disneyland Book of Lists promises “a new way to explore over 60 years of Disneyland history”—and it delivers on that promise. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Book Review: The Disneyland Book of Lists ...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 3 of 4

Yesterland takes a closer look at the next 10 “Insane Facts” about Disneyland in Part 3 of the this 4-part series. According to MSN (Microsoft Network), “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 2 of 4

Last week, Yesterland looked at the first ten claims in an MSN (Microsoft Network) list, “41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don’t Know About Disneyland.” Supposedly, “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 1 of 4

MSN (Microsoft Network) recently published “41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don’t Know About Disneyland” with this promise: “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the ultimate Disney fan doesn’t know.” Yesterland looks at...

Yesterland: Coca-Cola Tomorrowland Terrace

What’s that futuristic, white planter doing? It’s rising! There’s a bandshell under that planter, with a rock band playing on it. The planter is now on the roof of the bandshell. Cool!   Read the YESTERLAND...